Why Your Executive Health Exam Should Include Personalized Diet Recommendations

In today’s society, trying to decide what foods to eat to best optimize your health can seem overwhelming.

Should you cut out all grains? Adopt a keto lifestyle? Or maybe even become vegan? Ask 10 people and you’ll probably receive 10 different opinions on which diet is best. 

 But with so many conflicting and complicated food trends to choose from, how can you be sure which one will really work for you? 

How can you know that your low-carb diet isn’t actually contributing to your low energy levels? Or if cutting out red meat isn’t actually causing serious vitamin deficiencies? 

At EDISON BIO, we make it simple by providing our Members with personalized diet recommendations based upon results from their executive health exams. Using the most advanced medical technology available—including full genome sequencing, extensive blood panels, full-body MRIs and more—we aggregate and analyze our Member’s health data in order to determine what foods can help them improve their performance and increase their longevity. 

We recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all diet. Your body is unique; what you put in it should be too. So stop wasting your time with the latest food trends and discover three reasons why a more personalized approach to your health is right for you.

You have particular nutritional deficiencies

Your body needs certain nutrients in order for it to function at its highest potential and fight off diseases. Unfortunately, many people around the world suffer from micronutrient deficiencies that adversely affect their health outcomes. 

Today, these nutritional deficiencies can be detected at a cellular level through blood tests. The results of these tests reveal which antioxidants, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins your body lacks which greatly impact your overall wellness.  

While it is true that severe micronutrient deficiencies can be life-threatening, you can also experience more minor deficiencies that reduce your energy levels and mental clarity. So depending upon your micronutrient status, increasing or decreasing the consumption of certain foods could help you reverse these effects. 

Additionally, research has shown that as you age, your nutritional needs change as well. So the most optimal diet for you in your 30s might be different from the most optimal diet for you in your 50s. 

Don’t leave your health up to guessing. Invest in an executive health exam that uses the most advanced technology to determine what your body needs and why.

Your genes influence how you process foods

Everyone has different genes. And as genetic research continues to develop, scientists are beginning to notice how our genetic differences impact the way our bodies process foods differently. 

The National Center for Biotechnology Information defines nutrigenetics as investigating “the modifying effects of inheritance in nutrition-related genes on micronutrient uptake and metabolism as well as dietary effects on health.” While the research on DNA-based diets is still limited in scope, genome sequencing has been used to discover particular genetic variants that impact food intolerances and food allergies

In fact, in one study, researchers found that a group receiving personalized dietary recommendations based on their genetics lost more weight than a control group who received generic dietary recommendations. 

As genomics increases in prevalence, more research about the role that our genes play in how we process foods will continue to develop. No one shares your exact genes. So don’t accept a one-size-fits-all plan and instead seek out personalized diet recommendations based on your executive health exam results.

Your microbiome is unique

The microbiome in your digestive tract is made up of roughly 100 trillion gut bacteria. Some of these bacteria are good (like the probiotics you find in yogurt) and some are bad (like the bacteria that give you the stomach flu). 

But the combination of these microorganisms inside of your body are completely unique to you as an individual, influenced by your diet, environment, and lifestyle. It’s one of the main reasons why some people respond to certain foods much differently than others. 

Over the last few years, scientists have begun to discover how our microbiomes are incredibly linked to our risk of disease and how what we eat drives this relationship. So determining what sort of diet would be best for you can be highly dependent on the current state of your microbiome.  

For example, if your microbiome has an overgrowth of yeast—known as Candida—you might want to consider eliminating sugar for some time as that’s what feeds the yeast and allows it to flourish. 

So don’t just choose a diet because it sounds healthy. Invest in a personalized diet plan that shows you what you should be eating and why based upon the most advanced medical technology available.

About EDISON BIO

EDISON BIO expands human health potential by providing the most advanced executive health service focused on improving longevity and performance for the highest performing people on the planet. You can learn more about applying to be a member at  www.edisonbio.com

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